Strong Black Support for Shalanda Young for OMB Director

WASHINGTON — Today, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies submitted a letter signed by nearly 30 Black organizations calling for President Joe Biden to nominate Shalanda Young for Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. “As organizations that serve Black communities, we take great pride in strongly encouraging you to nominate…

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Joint Center Joins HTTP Panel on Tech Policy & Equity Within the First 100 Days of the Biden-Harris Administration

Joint Center Director of Technology Policy Dr. Dominique Harrison joined the Hispanic Technology & Telecommunications Partnership’s digital forum entitled Building Back Better – Diversity, Equity & Accessibility: a Civil Rights Tech Policy Framework for the First 100 Days. The conversation centered on “tech and telecommunications policy and its role in expanding civil rights, diversity, digital…

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Joint Center Joins Sadie Collective Panel on AI Bias and Black Communities

Joint Center Director of Technology Policy Dr. Dominique Harrison participated in a panel at the Sadie Collective Third Annual Conference exploring how AI bias can negatively affect Black communities. Other panelists included UC Berkeley Computer Science Assistant Professor Dr. Rediet Abebe and Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Ph.D. Student Jordan Harrod. See highlights from the…

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Joint Center Moderates Public Knowledge Panel on Diversity in Early-Career Tech Policy Roles

Joint Center Director of Technology Policy Dr. Dominique Harrison joined Public Knowledge’s panel discussion on a report entitled Diversity in Early-Career Tech Policy Roles: Challenges and Opportunities. The discussion explored “the types of early career opportunities available in tech policy nonprofits and the diversity within these roles, as well as the steps organizations are taking…

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Joint Center Moderates FCC Roundtable With HBCU Presidents

Joint Center Director of Technology Policy Dr. Dominique Harrison moderated the FCC’s HBCU Presidents’ Roundtable on “what solutions need to be implemented to ensure students, faculty, staff, and surrounding communities of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) get connected to affordable, reliable broadband during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.” The panelists included Delaware State University President…

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Stimulus, HBCU Funding & Black Woman on Fed Board Possible: Feb. 18 Joint Center Roundup

Biden Administration Biden talks equitable COVID-19 recovery in stumping for stimulus: At a CNN town hall, President Biden talked about his plan to address the challenges and solutions to ensure vaccine distribution is equitable. Solutions include ensuring more communities have facilities with vaccines and spending $1 billion on public education to help people get online to register…

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Joint Center Joins Conversation on Priorities for Small Businesses for the Biden Administration

Joint Center Vice President Jessica Fulton joined a conversation with small business owners across the country to discuss what the Biden Administration should prioritize in the first 100 days. The conversation, moderated by Main Street Alliance Government Affairs Director Didier Trinh, included discussion on protecting and rebuilding businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic, capital, credit, and…

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